Center for Bioethics Seeks

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Center for Bioethics at the Indiana University School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship.Since its founding in 2001, the Indiana University Center for Bioethics (IUCB), Indianapolis, Indiana, has worked to advance research, teaching, and the public understanding of bioethics.  Our faculty investigators carry out interdisciplinary, grant-funded research in many areas, including genetic testing, informed consent, governance of biobanks, use of electronic health records and health information, and research ethics (domestic and international). We arealso home to the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (I-CTSI), and the Indiana Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR Health Information).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct qualitative research aimed at understanding ethical issues involved in one or more of the following areas (50% effort): 
  • Patient access and control of health information.
  • Precision health
    • Participate in other research projects at the IU Center for Bioethics  (25% effort)
    • Conduct independent research projects in ethics, health policy, or related areas. (25% effort)
    • Contribute to the academic life of the IU Center for Bioethics, including project planning, informal and occasional undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and the administration of related work at the Center.
    • Recent MD or PhD in bioethics, philosophy, health policy, public health or a related field with a strong interest in bioethics.
    • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative social research methods.
    • Accomplished academic research and writing skills.

Position Qualifications:

Candidates legally approved to work in the USA with either an earned doctoral degree are invited to apply. Position will remain open until qualified applicants are found.  You will be required to submit a current curriculum vitae and a personal statement.

Salary Range: $47,484 - $58,560 based on experience and number of years post-PhD.

Benefits: We offer a stimulating, interdisciplinary, academic environment and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of well-funded researchers and teachers in bioethics. Collaboratingclosely with faculty investigators at the IU Center for Bioethics the fellow will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work at a leading medical research campus.

Application Address: Applicants should send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, and up to two publications or working papers to Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD, at

Review of applications for the fellowship begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

Upcoming Events

March 29 - 12:00 noon - TREATs (Translational Research Ethics: Applied Topics) presentation - "Ethical Issues in Cluster Randomized Clinical Trials", Edward A.Liechty, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

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